Describe a Sport you Enjoy Playing – IELTS Cue Card Sample 75
Describe a Sport you Enjoy Playing
You should say:
I’m not a great swimmer in any sense, but swimming is like my religion. It is truly refreshing and literally, washes away every disturbing thought I have whenever I dive into cold water. No matter how tight my schedule may get, I usually pay at least one visit to a local swimming pool to work myself up and get rejuvenated.
Sometimes, I have a partner or two who have been my best friends since high school. We live in the same neighbourhood, so it’s not too stressful when we have to set a schedule for our swimming session. We carpool more often than not, and it takes us roughly 15 minutes to get to the local recreation center where it provides the locals with a variety of facilities for training purpose such as gym class, stadium, swimming pool, tennis court and so on, which is extremely convenient for those who practice more than one activity. The only thing better than swimming itself is swimming with your besties, which is one of the hundreds of things I love about my weekly ritual. Hardly do we have time to meet each other during weekdays as we’re all up to our neck at work and totally stressed out. Therefore, having such a healthy way to catch up with my friends and recharge battery after an exhausting week never sounds better. Just like any other sports, swimming helps maintain your health, keep you fit as well as build your endurance. However, unlike others, it’s a very relaxing and peaceful form of exercise, you don’t even sweat for hours – a supreme advantage. Therefore, if you’re looking for a kind of sport that brings you comfort and relaxation, swimming should be your first choice.
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- Refreshing (a): making you feel less tired or hot
Eg: Once you drink mint coolers, you will feel refreshed and relaxed.
- Literally (adv): in a literal manner or sense; exactly
Eg: The patient refused to eat and literally starved for the next two days.
- Disturbing (a): making you feel anxious and upset or shocked
Eg: I was very disturbed on seeing the puppy hit by a car.
- Work up: make yourself or another person excited or upset
Eg: It took him five years to work up to the position of HR in the company.
- Rejuvenate (v): make somebody/something look or feel younger, more lively or more modern
Eg: Rose tried to rejuvenate herself through meditation and yoga.
- More often than not: usually
Eg: More often than not, Mary misses her school bus.
- Recreation center: a building that is open to the public where meetings are held, sports are played, and there are activities available for young and old people
Eg: There’s a recreation centre in the institute where the students can spend their leisure time.
- Ritual (n): something that is done regularly and always in the same way
Eg: It is our family ritual to offer food to the crow.
- Be up to neck: to be very busy
Eg: I’d like to talk about the problem now, but I am up to my neck at the moment.
- Endurance (n): the ability to continue doing something painful or difficult for a long period of time without complaining
Eg: Marathon race is considered to be a test of endurance.
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